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Senior Research Assistant/Research Assistant I/II

The University of Hong Kong

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Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Public Health (22400)
Categories: Research Support Staff
Hong Kong

Senior Research Assistant/Research Assistant I/II (several posts) in the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole of the School of Public Health (Ref.: 500496) (to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal)

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree or above in biology, bioinformatics, biomedical science, microbiology or related disciplines. Experience in next-generation sequence analysis, and knowledge of computational methods in population genetics and phylogenetics are highly preferred. Fresh graduates are also welcome to apply. Preference will be given to those with a keen interest in infectious diseases and in pursuing M.Phil/Ph.D. studies. Those with a Master’s degree plus at least one year’s relevant experience may be appointed as Senior Research Assistant.

The appointees will work in a team led by Dr. Vijaykrishna Dhanasekaran on projects related to COVID-19, influenza and antimicrobial resistance. Enquiries about the duties of the posts should be sent to Dr. Dhanasekaran at

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The University only accepts online application for the above posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until August 31, 2020, or until the posts are filled, whichever is earlier. 

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